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23 July 2015

Ambunti, Papua New Guinea: an interesting riverbank landslide

On Saturday a landslide developed on a riverbank in Ambunti, Papua New Guinea, displacing 16 families. Reports that this is a sinkhole are probably incorrect


22 July 2015

Chamoli: a large and spectacular failure caught on video

News24 has posted a video of a large and dramatic landslide that occurred in Chamoli, Uttarakhand this week. The post also includes a round up of landslide events elsewhere in South and Central Asia this week.


21 July 2015

Semirara: an interesting coal mine landslide video

Last week a landslide in a coal mine on the island of Semirara killed nine miners. News reports include an interesting video of an earlier slide in the same coal mine


20 July 2015

Kalimpong: Save the Hills has documented the fatal landslides of 30th June / 1st July 2015

The Save the Hills blog has documented the landslides that occurred in the Kalimpong area of Darjeeling, N India on 3th June / 1st July 2015


13 July 2015

The 2011 Umyeonsan debris flows in South Korea

In July 2011 33 debris flows occurred in Umyeonsan in South Korea, killing 16 people. In a new paper, Jeong et al. have analysed these landslides in detail, finding that they were initiated as small surperficial landslides that became highly mobile in the river channels, eroding and incorporating large amounts of sediment to create the catastrophic flows.


9 July 2015

Mount Kinabalu: the day the mountain shook

The Straits Times in Singapore has published a detailed account of the Mount Kinabalu earthquake and rockfalls from the perspective of the school party that was struck by the debris on the mountain slopes.


6 July 2015

Lac du Chambon landslide: accelerated movement may indicate approaching failure?

In the last few hours the Lac du Chambon landslide has shown substantially increased rates of movement, possibly indicating that collapse in near


2 July 2015

Darjeeling: 38 killed and 23 missing in landslides

Yesterday heavy monsoon rainfall triggered at least 25 landslides in Darjeeling, northern India, killing at least 38 people.


1 July 2015

An updated landslide density map from the Nepal earthquakes from the EWF project

The EWF project has published a revised map showing landslide density for the Nepal earthquakes in April and May.


30 June 2015

Araniko Highway in Nepal: landslide problems in the monsoon

The Araniko Highway is the main route that links Nepal with Tibet. In the wake of the recent earthquake it is facing major landslide problems in the monsoon


29 June 2015

Daning River landslide: a video that is purported to show the failure event

CCTV has uploaded a video onto Youtube that reportedly shows the Daning River landslide in China last week as failure occurred


25 June 2015

Daning River: a landslide-induced tsunami accident on a tributary of the Yangtze

A landslide on the Daning River in China yesterday triggered a series of tsunami waves that sank 13 vessels, mostly fishing boats


22 June 2015

Landslide-induced sediment production after the Sabah earthquake in Malaysia

Landslides caused by the 5th June 2015 Sabah earthquake in Malaysia have released large amounts of sediment that is now causing extensive damage downstream


21 June 2015

Tbilisi, Georgia:- a landslide dam-break flood killed 19 people

Last Sunday a flash flood killed at least 19 people and destroyed the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia. The cause appears to have been the collapse of a landslide dam on the Vere River about 20 km upstream of the city


27 May 2015

Wind River Canyon in Wyoming: US20 closed by rockslides and debris flows

On Sunday exceptional rainfall triggered a series of landslides in Wind River Canyon in Wyoming, blocking both US20 and the BNSF railway line


18 May 2015

Landslides in Nepal and the impact of the SW Monsoon

In a paper (Petley et al. 2007), we looked at spatial and temporal patterns of landslides in Nepal. The results highlight the threat posed by the SW monsoon in the earthquake affected areas


12 May 2015

Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway – an unusual underwater landslide

Early on Sunday morning an interesting underwater landslide occurred in the town of Sorkjosen (Sørkjosen) in Norway, closing the only highway linking northern Norway with the remainder of the country


2 May 2015

Gorkha Earthquake – the slowly emerging landslide picture

Bit by bit details are emerging of losses associated with landslides in the Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal. The overall picture remains very unclear though


30 April 2015

Upper Bhote Kosi: videos of the damage and rockfalls in northern Nepal

Bhuwan Sharma has posted a series of videos on his youtube channel showing rockfalls and building damage in the Upper Bhote Kosi valley in Nepal


29 April 2015

Landslides in Langtang during and after the Nepal earthquake

It is increasingly clear that landslides and avalanches have had a chilling impact in the Langtang area of Nepal during and after the Nepal earthquake